Datebook Best Bets: Buckwheat Zydeco, chamber music trio, ‘Cinderella’ ballet and Art Noir’s Hue
Creation Club: like a Book Club where friends and friends of friends met once a month with a creation they made on a theme. Everyone presents their work for a friendly critique with food and drink. The host of the next month offers the next theme. Creations could include photographs, art, music, video, cuisine, etc.
Bonus Points: tumblr it!
Anonymous asked: Have you ever played in a pit orchestra? If so, how does it differ from a regular orchestra?
Yep! It’s not just about the pit. You do a lot of waiting. It’s like being the timpanist in an orchestra, being pit to a production imo. You wait for cues - I often would write the preceding lines down - and the conductor/director has at least 3x the importance compared to just an orchestral setting because we also have to follow what’s going on stage. It can be a ton of fun, especially if the production incorporates the pit somehow. Having something to do during rehearsals to prevent talking is good, provided it doesn’t fully distract you. And as always, be civil. Don’t mess with props. Don’t distract those on stage. It’s a lot easier to be distracted during pit orchestra compared to concert orchestra, given the amount of time spent playing is less.
However this is just from my experiences, which is pales in comparison to anyone playing professionally.
Also gunshots? Fog machines? The potential of things and people falling on you?? Definitely can be more exciting than concert orchestra.
I got hit by a giant exercise ball in a ballet pit once.